Best Industry Practices - A Competitive Advantage

Capital Link is hosting the 12th Annual Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at the Divani Caravel Hotel, in Athens, Greece.

With a 12-year track record it is the only Forum that showcases Operational Excellence in the Maritime Sector and explores Best Industry Practices across all major areas such as fleet management, technological innovation, crewing, energy efficiency and the environment, safety & security. Special attention will be paid to the continued operational challenges posed from the Covid-19 reality, to sustainability and ESG considerations and new challenges on ship safety, security and human resources. 

The forum provides an interactive platform on the topic of Operational Excellence, Best Industry Practices and Sustainability linking shipping companies, charterers, government and non-government industry associations, classification societies, P&I Clubs, Registries, technology & service providers and the financial and investment community. 

This year’s forum will once more feature industry leaders addressing a global audience.

Agenda Topics

  • Addressing Industry Challenges – Enhancing Competitiveness, Efficiency, Safety & Sustainability
  • Ministerial Roundtable – The State Of The Industry & The Road Ahead - The Role Of The State
  • Safety – Moving Towards A Zero Incident Future
  • The Human Factor – Recruiting, Competence Building & The Welfare Of Seafarers
  • Alternative Pathways To Operational Excellence And Decarbonization
  • Cybersecurity – Safeguarding The Safety And Security Of Your Operations
  • Optimizing Fleet Management
  • DESIGNING SHIPS OF THE FUTURE – Cutting Edge Technologies
  • Fleet Renewal – A Necessity For Competitiveness & Decarbonization Despite The Uncertainties?


Opening Keynote Speaker

Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, OBE
Chairman, Together in Safety



Award Honoree & Keynote Speaker

Mr. Jan Dieleman
President - Cargill Ocean Transportation; Chairman - Global Maritime Forum

Introduction & Award Presentation by:

Mrs. Semiramis Paliou
CEO – Diana Shipping; President - HELMEPA


For sponsorship and speaking opportunities, contact Nicolas Bornozis or Anny Zhu at or call +1 (212) 661-7566.

For further information, contact Olga Bornozi, Managing Director at or Eleni Bej, Chief Operating Officer, at or +1 (212) 661-7566, or (Greece) at or +30 210 6109 800.

2021 Event

Last year's event was held digitally over the course of two days,  with huge success, gathering over 1400 attendees, and featuring the industry's leaders and experts.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Dr Grahaeme Henderson OBE, former Senior Vice President, Shipping & Maritime of Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited

Featured Speakers

  • The Heads of the Major Classification Societies
  • The Heads of the Major Industry Organizations

2021 Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum Photos

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